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SUMNER COUNTY KANSAS

THE WHEAT CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

To succeed with our mission, we provide assistance to new and existing businesses, as well as local cities and community development projects.

OUR MISSION

To grow communities of Sumner County through business activity with innovative economic development programs.

EXPLORE OUR TOWNS

OXFORD

BELLE

PLAINE

ARGONIA

CALDWELL

MAYFIELD

MULVANE

WELLINGTON

CONWAY

SPRINGS

SOUTH

HAVEN

OUR  FOCUS

ABOUT 

SCEDC

  • Retention and expansion of existing businesses 

  • Recruitment of businesses to locate within Sumner County and its communities 

  • Provide entrepreneurs/business startups access to assistance with business plan writing, marketing and financial resources etc. 

  • Assist with available sites and buildings 

  • Assist new and existing businesses with local, state, and federal programs and incentives 

  • Provide resources and act as a liaison for our businesses and communities with service providers and partner agencies

  • Provide support to Sumner County Communities in community development issues and needs

  • Assist businesses with their workforce needs including offering training classes when grant funds are available

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NEWS

AND INFORMATION

 

MEETING

SCHEDULE

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The Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 3:00 p.m. at the Sumner County Economic Development Commission office
215 S. Washington Wellington, Kansas.

January 12, 2021

(Retreat, Board Members Only)

February 9, 2021

March 9, 2021

April 13, 2021

May 18, 2021

June 8, 2021

July 13, 2021

August 10, 2021

September 14, 2021

October 12, 2021

November 9, 2021

December 14, 2021

WHERE WE ARE

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Sumner County is located in south-central Kansas (Central Time Zone) twenty-three miles south of Wichita and abutting the Oklahoma border. Sumner County is part of the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area.  The County encompasses 1,185 square miles and the population in 2010 was 24,132.  The County seat is the City of Wellington with a population of 8,172 (2010).  The County is home to eleven incorporated communities, they are Argonia, Belle Plaine, Caldwell, Conway Springs, Gueda Springs, Hunnewell, Mayfield, Milan, Oxford, South Haven, and Wellington.  A portion of the City of Mulvane also lies in Sumner County.  There are a number of smaller communities located within the county that are not incorporated.

 

Sumner County Businesses
To access business listings serving the communities of Sumner County, please use Chamber Information Center or Yellowbook.  

“After 25 years of being in business I have never been hit so hard with the effects of Covid 19.  Thanks to the diligent  help of our local Sumner County Economic Development office, I was able to keep my doors open and continue the business I have worked so hard to build and love.”

— Susan Doherty
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